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Draft Guide

Bracco off to a hot start

by Corey Abbott
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET

 

Western Hockey League

 

Edmonton prospect Tyler Benson captured the WHL Player of the Week honor after he produced five goals and three assists in four games. His efforts helped the Vancouver Giants win all four matches. Benson was chosen with the 32nd overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. His teammate, Ryan Kubic, was the CHL Goaltender of the Week. The 18-year-old netminder posted a 4-0-0-0 record, with one shutout, 1.73 goals-against average and a .944 save percentage. Adam Brooks of the Regina Pats returned to the WHL last week and made his presence felt with three goals and four assists in three contests. The 2015-16 scoring champion was drafted in the fourth round of the 2016 class by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Ottawa Senators prospect and fellow Pats forward Filip Ahl enjoyed a productive week as well with two goals and three assists in three outings. The fourth-round pick in 2015 has 10 points in his first nine WHL games after coming over from Sweden.

 

Ontario Hockey League

 

Jeremy Bracco was awarded with the CHL and OHL Player of Week distinctions after he compiled 13 points, including nine assists, in only four contests. He posted four multi-point performances, which included a five-point, hat-trick outing versus Guelph. Bracco, who was the 61st pick by the Maple Leafs in the 2015 draft, has 17 points after six games with the Kitchener Rangers. Adam Mascherin racked up 12 points in four games for the Rangers last week. He had three goals and nine helpers to give him 18 points in eight appearances this year. Mascherin was taken in the second round (38th overall) of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft by the Florida Panthers. New Jersey Devils prospect Michael McLeod notched eight points, including seven assists, in three matches for the Mississauga Steelheads. He has one goal and 11 points in six games this campaign. He was the 12th overall pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. Michael McNiven garnered interest for the CHL Goaltender of the Week honor after he went 2-0-0-0 with the Owen Sound Attack. He posted a shutout win along with a 1.50 GAA and a .946 save percentage. McNiven is an undrafted prospect of the Montreal Canadiens. Alex DeBrincat kept his productive start going with four goals and three assists in three matches for the Erie Otters. He has 15 points in just six appearances this season. The 18-year-old forward was the 39th overall pick in the 2016 draft by the Chicago Blackhawks.

 

Quebec Major Junior Hockey League

 

Chicoutimi puck stopper Xavier Potvin was considered for the CHL Goaltender of the Week award as well after he won a pair of 2-1 games. He finished with a 0.95 goals-against average and a .968 save percentage. The 19-year-old goalie was the first star of the week in the QMJHL. Vancouver Canucks prospect Carl Neill was the second star. He accounted for eight assists in three matches. The Sherbrooke blueliner had five helpers on Sunday against Baie-Comeau Drakkar to set a new team record. Neill was selected in the fifth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Flip Chlapik, who plays for the Charlottetown Islanders, was the third star of the week for the Q. He picked up four goals and seven points in three games. The Ottawa Senators prospect leads the league with 10 goals and is tied for second with 17 points in just eight matches. The 19-year-old was a second-round pick in 2015.

Corey Abbott

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